Country Frameworks for Development Displacement and Resettlement: Reducing Risk, Building Resilience

1st Edition

Susanna Price, Jane Singer

April 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 312 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138491892 - CAT# K350083
Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement


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The problem of escalating population displacement demands global attention and country co-ordination. This book investigates the particular issue of development-induced displacement, whereby land is seized or restricted by the state for the purposes of development projects. Those displaced by these schemes often risk losses to their livelihoods, food security, and socio-cultural support; risks which are rarely fully compensated for. Bringing together specialist researchers and practitioners from across the globe, this book provides a much-needed independent analysis of country frameworks for development-induced displacement.

Over the course of the book, the authors investigate social and economic reconstruction provisions, demonstrating the risks and lost opportunities which displaced people face, and the failures of appeals systems in delivering justice for them. Whilst many countries remain impervious to the problem, the book also shines a light on the few who are pioneering new legislation and strategies, intended to address questions such as: should the social costs to those displaced help determine whether a project meets the public interest and merits financing? Does the modern state need powers of eminent domain? How can country laws, systems, institutions and negotiations be reformed to protect citizens better against disempowering public and private sector development displacement?

This book will interest those working on forced and voluntary migration, property and expropriation law, human rights, environment and social impact assessment, internal and refugee displacement from conflicts, environment change, disasters and development.

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